Marmot Halo 4P

This 4-person family tent pitched inner-first with poles slipping easily through mesh sleeves around the inner. The flysheet is then draped over the top and clipped in place with ladder lock webbing adjusters. This is very easy and fast to pitch, and creates a very stable structure. I particularly like the layout of having a porch and entrance at each end, while the addition of a door zip with double zip pullers allows the doors to be easily vented from the top. Internal storage extends to a gear loft and lots of mesh pockets. Add in the great weight and price, and this is a winner for backpacking or car camping in a variety of locations. But others are more spacious and lower in price. This is an inner-pitched-first design so it is not ideal for erecting in the rain. The instructions don’t have any diagrams either with is a drawback for those new to camping.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a spacious, stable, lightweight tent that is ideal for a wide variety of situations from car camping to wilderness backpacking.

Design: 4-pole geodesic dome

Poles: shock-corded alloy

Inner: 70D polyester

Flysheet: 68D ripstop nylon, 1800mm hydrostatic head

Groundsheet: 70D nylon, 3000mm hydrostatic head

Internal dimensions: length 230cm; width 240cm; height 150cm

Packed size: 66x35cm

Weight: 5.8kg

Made in: China

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